Roma director Mauro Baldissoni warned “being equipped to win the Scudetto isn’t enough.”
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This week President James Pallotta held a Facebook Q&A in which he wrote they were equipped to win the title.
“I don’t think it makes much sense to talk about favourites for the Scudetto in October,” replied director Baldissoni on Mediaset Premium today.
“There’s a big difference between being equipped to win and actually doing it. Being equipped to win the Scudetto isn’t enough.
“You also need the players to believe and relatively few injury problems. Many different factors have to come together.”
Roma rest Edin Dzeko ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with Bayer Leverkusen.
“There’s a lot at stake with Bayer Leverkusen, as they are effectively our direct competition for qualification into the knockouts.
“We also have some big Serie A games coming up, but it’s still early for all that.”
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